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Re: [clipboard API] platform integration stuff - in spec or out of scope?

From: Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen <hsteen@mozilla.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:31:02 +0100
Message-ID: <CAE3JC2xbFZdHqWQ65ObUvqZDvgYSk9B0+MKYuwDHU05zo+sheA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>
Cc: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
I don't know what these "map to" on platforms that do not use MIME types to
describe clipboard contents. Should this information be dug up and included?

> First request: can we add the three MathML media-types?

I know you've brought this up before, I haven't done anything about it and
it's partly because I'm not actually sure myself what an implementation
would have to do to "support" a data type..

> I think I could help dig the names out by looking at the following
> documents:
That would be absolutely terrific Paul - maybe make a wiki page or etherpad
somewhere? It would really help me - coming more from the JavaScript side
of things I can figure out and describe how all the JavaScript stuff works,
but it's much harder to determine how the platform side needs to be

> -
> http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/FileManagement/Conceptual/understanding_utis/
> - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.dataformats.aspx
> Also, some specs and media-type-registration RFCs indicate the names in
> the native formats.
> I think this would be the right place to hunt too  (I know that MathML and
> SVG do).
> Probably it'll never be complete (e.g. I do not think
> application/octet-stream can have a name on clipboards).

So..  If the most important platforms do not have a clipboard format or
description for a specific MIME type, does that mean telling
implementations to "support" it is meaningless? Sort of seems like it..
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